By RICHARD F. BELISLE
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Construction began Monday on Cottages of Martinsburg, a 120-unit apartment development being built for senior citizens.
The development is being built by Senior Cottages of America, a for-profit Minnesota firm that expects to have more than 30 such projects completed and occupied by the end of the year, a company spokesman said.
Roger Peterson, executive vice-president of Senior Cottages, said the complex, being built on 12 acres at 2605 Eagle School Road east of Martinsburg, will be ready for occupancy by September.
Peterson said his company gets tax credits to build the government-subsidized complex. The Martinsburg complex will cost about $7 million, he said.